UBC Okanagan deans featured in lunchtime lecture series

This October and November, four of UBC Okanagan’s deans will participate in a special series of public lectures at the Okanagan Regional Library -- Kelowna downtown location.

The Deans’ Lecture Series is a brown-bag lunch event that offers the public a chance to learn about the latest developments in research and teaching at UBC Okanagan, as well as participate in engaging conversation with the deans themselves, and network with community and business members, says Tia-Maria Hoeller, Program Leader, Community and Continuing Studies.

“It is an informal environment that generates dynamic and lively dialogue,” she says. “It’s a great opportunity to sit down with a dean of UBC Okanagan. That is part of what makes this series so great -- everyone has the chance to contribute to the conversation.”

Robert Campbell, Dean of Education, is the first speaker of the series. On Oct. 24 Campbell will present Teachers, Technology, and the New Learning Environments.

On Nov. 7, Ian Stuart, Dean of Management will present his talk on Designing Superior Service Experiences: Lessons from the Theatre.

Kathy Rush, Acting Dean of Health and Social Development will present Weakness and Aging: Does Place Make a Difference? on Nov. 14.

On Nov. 21, Bernard Bauer, Dean of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, will present a talk entitled An Unsustainable Landscape: The Levees and Islands of Central California.

The Deans’ Lecture Series is presented by UBC Okanagan Community and Continuing Studies and the Okanagan Regional Library. Each of the Friday lectures takes place from 12 noon to 1:15 p.m. To reserve a free seat at any of the presentations, contact Community and Continuing Studies at UBC Okanagan by e-mail at ccs.ubco@ubc.ca or by phone at 250-807-8177. Space is limited so reserve a seat today.

Visit www.ubc.ca/okanagan/continuingstudies/events/deanlecture.html to learn more.

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